Why We Chose Christian School for Our Kids
"You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul .... And you shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up." (Deuteronomy 11:18-19)
May 13, 2012, my husband and I were on our 7th move. We had two children, Charlie who had just turned seven and Mya who would be turning five in October. With this move, we had to say goodbye to our kid’s wonderful Christian preschool in Katy, Texas, a school that beautifully planted God in our hearts. I now needed to find a new school that would equip my children to understand the truth about life, the world, and their place in it.
I based my search on three pillars I feel shape a child: the home, the church and the school. Deuteronomy 6 tells us that, in all they do, children should be constantly exposed to godly instruction. So, after experiencing public school our first year as California residents, we chose to enroll Charlie and Mya in a faith-based elementary instead. We wanted them to have a setting that offered a safer emotional and spiritual environment, positive influences, a strong curriculum, and the values we taught at home evident at school.
Mission Hills Christian School was our first and only choice. When we walked on campus, we clearly observed how the school supplied an education that addressed the whole child: socially, intellectually, emotionally, physically AND spiritually. Children were greeting each other with high-fives, hugs, handshakes, and smiles. Teachers were happy; parents were walking their kids to class and staying after to chat. Volunteers happily gave their time to make sure Mission Hills students reached excellence. It was displayed everywhere!
I cannot say enough delightful things about Mission Hills Christian School. The word “mission” describes MHCS perfectly. From faculty to staff, everyone is partnering with us parents on a mission to develop godly children who thrive academically and spiritually. My children are now taught by Christian teachers, and the Bible is one of their textbooks. They will be trained up in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6). And as parents of God’s precious children, we are beyond pleased we chose Mission Hills. When your son gets in the car after school and says right away, “Mom, Please don’t ever take me out of this school. I love it here!” you know you are in the right place. With a smile, I excitedly responded, “Praise God sweet boy. Amen to that!”
Charles and Jaema Merrimon